The Discovery of the Sanxingdui Ruins
By Duan Yu  Publisher: Zhonghua Book Company
Paper Back
2021-01-01 | ISBN: 9787101153774
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It is a popular science book about the studies of the Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan Province, southwest China, which was the ancient cultural center of the Yangtze upstream region. With over 600 high-quality photographs and illustrations vividly printed in CMYK color model, the book presents the essence of the civilization in terms of agriculture, handicraft, urban construction, transport, trade, and other sectors of the economy and includes the comparisons with other civilizations in the Central Plains and other parts of China as well as the ancient civilizations in West Asia. It covers a variety of interesting topics including the discovery of the Sanxingdui, theocracy and the civilization, the operation system of theocracy, the relations between the ancient Shu civilization and the civilizations in the Xia and Shang dynasties as well as those in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the relations between the ancient Shu civilization and the ancient Eurasian civilizations, and the Southern Silk Road, which connected the ancient China and India and enabled China’s silk to be delivered westward. Many long-standing myths surrounding Sanxingdui are explained in a scientific yet fun and easy-to-understand manner so that readers will gain an all-round knowledge of the ancient Sanxingdui civilization.